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  • Out-of-Network Health Coverage Is Waning

    Surprise medical bills have gotten considerable attention in recent months — like this story , in which a high school teacher was charged nearly $109,000 by the hospital where he was treated for a...

  • In the Battle to Control Drug Costs, Old Patent Laws Get New Life

    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

    In the drug pricing battle, progressive lawmakers such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and patients’ rights activists rarely find themselves in step with the health industry’s big players. But in a...

  • Medicare for All? 6 Big Questions Any Realistic Plan Must Answer

    By Michael Rainey

    “Medicare for All” has become a rallying cry for many progressive Democrats, and it’s a good bet that efforts to expand the popular insurance program will help shape the health care battleground over...

  • French Fries

    Dietary Number of the Day: 36.6 Percent

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Nearly 37 percent of American adults ate fast food on any given day between 2013 and 2016, according to a new CDC data brief . Perhaps surprisingly, the CDC found that fast food consumption grew with...

  • Cost of Family Health Insurance Now Nearly $20,000 a Year

    By Michael Rainey

    Annual premiums for employer-provided health insurance hit an average of $19,616 for a family this year, a rise of 5 percent over 2017, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation...

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